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Deportivo Saprissa poured heart and soul in the last game and rightfully got to a draw but things will be a lot different in the rematch!
Pumas UNAM vs Deportivo Saprissa: The two best picks for Thursday
Performing above all expectations can’t be done regularly, especially for a team with Deportivo Saprissa’s stature. Here is what we consider to be the safest picks for the rematch. These odds were correct when the article was being written but double-check them on our recommended bookmaker for this game before making your bet – BetMGM.
Victory for Pumas UNAM
Pumas UNAM disappointed the fans in the first clash and will be looking to make things right in the rematch. The 2:2 result from the first game is a decent tournament result for Pumas UNAM but being knocked out is only 1 goal away and coach Andres Lillini will want both a clean sheet and 1 or 2 goals from his boys.
1 or 2 goals only
The first game had 4 goals in total but this was expected as Deportivo Saprissa knew this is the best chance to score a few goals against the stronger enemy. Pumas UNAM is a team that is performing strongly in Liga MX against a lot more powerful teams than Deportivo Saprissa and we aren’t expecting any goals from the away team in this clash.
Pumas UNAM vs Deportivo Saprissa: Squad Data
A few injuries will make life difficult for the coaches but it’s Deportivo Saprissa who will take the hit harder.
Pumas UNAM’s lineup
The only player who is unavailable for this game is Marco Garcia who is suffering a fibula fracture. We are expecting a very solid performance from Alfredo Talavera who had a lot of clean sheets this season. On the right-wing, Rogerio is the main attacking threat for Pumas with 4 goals this season and he should be in form for the home side.
Deportivo Saprissa’s lineup
A huge hit for coach Inaki Alonso on the right-back of the defense as Ricardo Blanco will miss this game and it isn’t certain who can fill those shoes. We expect the goalkeeper to have another poor game as he did in the first clash and allow 1 or 2 more goals.
Pumas UNAM vs Deportivo Saprissa: The best odds and latest stats
Here are all the latest statistics, H2H info, and best odds you need to know about before making your bet:
Unam Pumas vs Deportivo Saprissa Head to Head Unam Pumas Last 5 Deportivo Saprissa Last 5
4 - 1 2 - 2 4 - 1 3 - 0 2 - 0 2 - 2 3 - 1 0 - 0 0 - 1 1 - 2 1 - 1 2 - 4
Unam Pumas vs Deportivo Saprissa
Head to Head
Pressure on Pumas UNAM
The home side will face the pressure to perform in the rematch as the first game was somewhat of a let-down for the fans with the unsatisfying 2:2 draw. The fans were hoping for at least a narrow victory and we are expecting that this time Deportivo Saprissa will provide no shocks. We predict a 2:0 victory for Pumas UNAM.
Questions about Pumas UNAM and Deportivo Saprissa:
- When will the game start? – The game will start at 04:30 on 24/02/2022
- Where will the game be played? – Estadio Olimpico Universitario
- Who do the bookies favor? – Pumas UNAM